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Mastering Vim by Ruslan Osipov

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Deeper dive into modes

You've already encountered a few different modes Vim operates in, and this section will cover these and the remaining modes in depth. As you have already learned, Vim uses modes to know how to respond to input: a key press in normal mode will produce different results from a key press in insert or command-line mode.

Vim has seven primary modes, and it's important to understand what each mode does in order to comfortably navigate Vim.

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